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THE BUCK 1951 

VOLUME II 

Published By 

THE SENIOR CLASS 

of 

CARVER COLLEGE 

Charlotte. North Carolina 



Copyright 1951 by 



Annie M . Shadd 
Editor-in-Chief 



Clarence Bellamy 
Business Manager 



ContentJ 



"Thou, too sail on, O Ship of State' 
With all the hopes of future years, 
hanging breathless on thy fate !" 



I Ship's Log 

Foreword 
Dedication 

II The Ship 

S. S. Carver 

III Ship's Officers 
The Captain 
First Mate 
Officers 
Crew Members 

IV" Deck Activities 

Classes 

Organizations 

Activities 
V Journey's End 

Alma Mater 



SHIP'S LOG 



^orewon 



In offering this, 1951 BUCK, to the students, faculty, and friends 
of Carver College, we, the members of the Editorial Staff, have sincerely 
tried to maintain the high standards of the BUCK of the preWous year and 
definitely hope that it will warrant the approbation of its readers. 

The Editorial Staff realizes that it is you who have made this 1951 
BUCK- you and the time you have spent here at Carver College, You are 
an integral part of this book. It was students like you in search of know- 
ledge that instituted this college. It is your spirit that will keep it alive 
and active. And now, after two years of serious and diligent preparation 
toward assuming a position in life, you are leaving. It is the desire of the 
BUCK Staff that your 1951 BUCK will be a constant reminder of the per- 
sonalities, the class-rooms, the activities-the spirit of college life you 
will never want to forget. 

We are fully cognizant of the endeavors made by our director, Vernon 
A. Buck, Jr., our altruistic faculty, and the Adnninistrative Secretary, 
who were instrumental in helping us survive the many vicissitudes and 
ramifications which adorn the road to progress. 

We feel that these activities publicized here indicate one indelible 
fact: that another step toward cultural and intellectual achievement has 
been gained. 

THE STAFF 



dedication 




DR. ELMER H. GARINGER, Superintendent 

Because of his infinite devotion to education, his continued 
striving for an integrated American culture, and his herculean 
strides in education, w^e, the editors, dedicate this year book 
to Dr. Elmer H. Garinger, in grateful acknowledgement. 

The unanimous bestowal of this honor upon Dr. Garinger 
is a reflection of the high esteem in w^hich he is held by the 
members of this graduating class. We sincerely believe that 
personal interest w^hich he evinces in the welfare of Carver 
College surpasses what is required of him in this respect. 



We treasure the influence that he has exerted upon our 
careers, both as educator and friend, and we take this singular 
opportunity to thank him for these efforts and make this dedi- 
cation to him as a small token of our appreciation. 



THE SHIP 




S, S. Carver 



Carver College has occupied a very unique position in its 
contribution to education since its incipience in 1949 under the 
direction of its first Director, Vernon A. Buck, Jr. This 
institution is faced with the gigantic responsibility of being 
the first Municipal Junior College for Negroes in North Caro- 
lina. 



Today, the school is at the zenith of its development, 
offering courses in Liberal Arts, Business Administration, 
Secretarial Science, Pre -Engineering and Pre -Medic ine . 
Concomitant with this, there is a teaching staff composed of 
members who are graduates from many of the distinguished 
schools in this country. 

Carver College is exerting a considerable amount of 
influence upon the education of youth. Carver serves as a 
harbinger in preparing students for their cultural contributions 
and their places in society. 



THE SHIP'S OFFICERS 



Uribute (Jo Our Captain 




Director, VERNON A. BUCK, JR. 

Our ever present source of encouragement. His truly 
practical guidance helped us to attain tranquility of heart 
and mind in the turbulent present and has given us fortitude 
to face the future. His concilatory manner, effervescent 
personality, and his dynamic administrative abilities have 
made him an asset to our Alma Mater. 



Jirdt Jiate 




ADMINISTRATIVE SECRETARY 



Mrs. Eutrilla Spencer, Secretary to the Director, is shown 
above instructing James L. Thompson about the correct pro- 
cedure of registration. 



3n3tructor3 



CALVIN ATCHINSON 

A. B. Alabama A 8t M 

College 

M.A. Colximbia University 

Toward Ph. D. Columbia 

Testing and Guidance 



LAURA M. BOOTON 

B.S. Hampton Institute 
Shortliand, Typing 



VERNON A. BUCK JR. 

A.B. Morehouse College 
M.S. New York University 
Retailing 



EDWARD H. BROWN 

A.B. Johnson C. Snnith 
M.A. Columbia University 
Univ. of Michigan 
New York University 
Toward Ph. D. Columbia Univ 
Biological Sciences 




RUTHA M. COCROFT 

A. B. Howard University 
Toward M.A. Howard 
University 
English 



ARTHUR BROWN 

B.S. Hampton Institute 
Cornell, Arch. Engr. 
Engineering Drawing 



KENNETH H. DIAMOND 

B.S. Shaw University 
Toward M.A. Columbia 
University 
French 



EDWARD J. HIGH 

B. S. M. A. Columbia Uni\ 

Toward Ph. D. Teachers 

College 

Columbia University 

Business Administration 



3n3tructor3 



RICHARD H. JEFFERSON 

A.B. Fisk University 

Atlanta University 

Ohio State University 

Harvard University 

University of Calcutta, 

India 

M.S. North Carolina 

Towfard Ph.D. Univ. of 

Wisconsin 

English 



LOUIS LEVI 

B.S. Talladeega College 
M.S. Univ. of Minn, 
Chemistry 



SAMUEL A. MOORE 

A.B. Johnson C. Smith 

University 

M. A. Columbia University 

Toward Ph. D. Columbia Univ 

French 



PENNY PERRY 

A.B. Shaw University 

Hampton School of 

Lib, Sc. 

NCC School of Lib. Sc . 

M.S. Univ. of Michigan 

Librarian 




EUTRILLA SPENCER 

Toward B.S. C. Ed. 
North Carolina College 
Adnninistrative Secretary 



CECILIA R. TROTTIE 

A. B. Johnson C. Smith 

University 

University of Penn. 

M. A. New York University 

Social Science and Economics 



ARTHUR WILSON 

B.S. Johnson C, Smith 

University 

Driver's Education 



JOHN A. DAVIS 

B.S. North Carolina College 
Toward M.S. Atlanta Univ. 
University of Illinois 
Physic s 



SENIORS 



THE CREW 



ALEXANDER BEATTY 

Ambition: to be a 
successful businessman 
Hobby: Billiards 
Major: Business 
Administration 



CARUSO BELL 

Ambition: To be a 
success 
Hobby: Tenni s 
Major: Liberal Arts 



COLEMAN BLAKENEY 

Ambition: To be a 
success in my field 
Hobby: Billiards 
Major: Pre- 
Engineering 



WALTER W. BROWN 

Ambition: Chemist 
Hobby: Music, Basket- 
ball, Tenni s 
Major: Liberal Arts 




1951 



MEMBERS 



MARY E. CANNON 

Ambition: To be a sue 

cess 

Hobby: Dancing 

Major: Liberal Arts 



DOUGLAS EVANS JR. 

Hobby: Music 
Ambition: Scientist 
Major: Liberal Arts 



CHARLES HARRIS 

Ambition: Civil 
Service Worker 
Hobby: Photography 
Major: General 
Business 



ODELL HOOVER 

Ambition: to be a 
successful business- 
man 

Hobby: Sports 
Major: Business 
Administration 



SENIOR 



KATHLEEN W. HUGHES 

Hobby: Tennis and Movies 
Ambition: Stenographer 
Major: General Business 



ERVING JOHNSON 

Ambition: To be a 

success 

Hobby; Reading 

Major: General 

Busine ss 




PAULINE V. LEAKE 

Ambition: Elementary 
School Teacher 
Hobby: Sewing 
Major: Elementary 
Education 



JU ANITA E. LONG 

Hobby: Golf and Tennis 
Ambition : Stenographer 
Major: General Business 



1951 






WARREN McKISSICK 

Ambition: Business 
Administration Teacher 
Hobby: Music and Sports 



ESTELLE McRAE 

Ambition: Nursing 
Hobby: Sports 
Major: Pre -Medicine 




WILLIAM MOORE 

Ambition: Busine ss- 

nnan 

Hobby: Billiards 

Major : Busine ss 

Administration 



KENNETH NORTON 

Ambition: Realtor 
Hobby: Drawing 
Major : Business 
Administration 



ENIORS 




AURELIA PRATT 

Ambition; School 

Teacher 

Hobby: Philately 

Major: Elementary 

Education 



CHARLES R. PRAYLOR 

Ambition: To be a 
good engineer 
Hobby: Drawing 
Major: Pre- 
Engineering 



WILUE L. RAINEY 

Ambition; Home 
Economics Teacher 
Hobby: Movies and 
Sports 

Major: Home 
Economics Education 



EUGENE SANDERS 

Ambition: To be a 

success 

Hobby: Football 

Major: Liberal Arts 




ANNIE M. SHADD 

Ambition; Secretary 
Hobby: Sports 
Major: General 
Busine ss 



ANITA SHROPSHIRE 

Ambition: Secretary 
Hobby; Singing 
Major: General 
Busine ss 



JULIA SIMMONS 

To be a 



Ambition 

success 

Hobby: Reading 

Major : Business 

Administration 



ROBERT SIMMONS 



iblic 



Ambition: Pu 
Accountant 
Hobby: Hiking 
Major : Busine ss 
Administration 



SENIOR 



JAMES L. THOMPSON 

Ambition; T. !_.. R. 
Hobby: Singing 
Major: Liberal Arts 



LILLIAN R. WALKER 

Ambition: Elementary 

School Teacher 

Hobby: Reading, 

Writing for 

Publication 

Major: Liberal Arts 



JOHN WARD, JR. 

Ambition: Salesman 
Hobby: Sports 
Major ; Business 
Administration 



GEORG2 R. WHITE 

Ambition: To be a 
successful doctor 
Hobby: Bowling 
Major: Pre -Medicine 




1951 



MAE LENORA VAUGHN 

Ambition: Laboratory 

Technician 

Hobby: Singing and 

Reading 

Major : Pre -Medicine 



JEAN I. WALLACE 

Ambition: General 
Business Teacher 
Hobby: Reading 
Major: General 
Business 



JAMES R. WEDDINGTON 

Ambition : Busine ssman 

Hobby: Golf 

Major: Liberal Arts 



Clajj Predident^d M.eAdag,e 

TO THE SENIOR CLASS 

Two years ago we started down an unpaved road, paving the way for others to follow 
The fork of the road is coming into sight. We must turn off and leave the task to those who 
come after us. As we begin to make that turn one thought is uppermost in our minds. 

We have reached a momentous milestone of the 
journey of Carver College, from a flickering 
ideal in the brains of a few, to a glittering reality 
in the hearts of many, and in future years may 
we truthfully say, --"Carver College serves this 
community and the community loyally supports 
Carver College. * 

This thought expressed by the first BUCK STAFF, reflects the spirit of the pioneer 
students and portrays a shining standard to the students who will pass this way. 

I know that the road was rough and rocky; but our instructors have been great helpers 
and guides. They have kindled faith and confidence in all. Their untiring efforts have 
enabled us to face an uncertain future with the confidence that we have reached an important 
milepost in our quest for training for the abundant life. 

We are stepping into a world that is rapidly changing. The training received here 
should be of tremendous aid in meeting this great challenge. It is not difficult to foresee 
that many of my fellow classmates will attain positions of eminence in their chosen lines 
of endeavor. There is no short cut to success. 

Let us, then be up and doing. 
With a heart for any fate; 
Still achieving, still pursuing. 
Learn to labor and to wait. 

It is an honor and a privilege to have led this first graduating class of Carver College, 
and 1 am humbly grateful for all the co-operation which we were given. In closing, may I 
thank each and every one of you. My earnest hope is that you may have a full, happy and 
successful life. 

George R. White 
CLASS PRESIDENT 



DECK ACTIVITIES 

Senior Cla33 
OfflcerJ 




Mr. Edward High Advisor 

Miss Mary Cannon Secretary 

Mr. Warren McKissick Treasurer 

Mr. Robert Mac key Vice -President 

Mr. James Weddington Parlimentarian 

Miss Mae Lenora Vaughn Assistant Secretary 

Mr. George R. White President 



Cla3d Jridtor^ 



On the 19th of September, 1949, thirty-five pioneers launched upon the sea of education at 
port of debarkation. Carver College. Looking into the eager and determined educational faces 
of the crew, Captain Vernon A. Buck, officer in charge, saw the opening of new opportunities 
for handicapped or working persons seeking a future. Looking back over the past twelve years 
of weathering the storms of study, the crew felt buxom, hale and hearty, ready for any obstruc- 
tive encounter they might face in this new venture. 

Thus, this was the beginning of Carver College with its first class, co-ed of course. 
Speaking of obstacles, the first one was in the form of placement examination. We "bucked" 
this fury with perfect ease and soon set up a colony on the sands of the future--a form of govern- 
ment. This included the House of Representatives, the Student Council, the Presidential Cabi- 
net, and Freshman Class officers. The Presidential Cabinet was as follows : Alexander Beatty, 
President; James L. Thompson, Vice -President ; Mary E. Cannon, Secretary; and Warren Mc- 
Kissick, Treasurer. The officers in the House of Representatives were : Kenneth Norton, Presi- 
dent; Juanita Long, Vice-President; Aurelia Pratt, Secretary; and Erving Johnson, Treasurer. 
With the installation of officers completed, we settled down to a routine of construction for 
quarters to come by digging in encyclopedias, dictionaries, text and reference books in an effort 
to lay a firm foundation. A little relief was given us at several social functions scattered over 
the term. Every society has its clubs, so here was introduced the Carvets, a selected group of 
men. 

Misery always likes company; therefore, when quite a few new students came in the second 
quarter, everyone felt relieved. These newcomers were welcomed with an acquaintance party. 
Our patriotism soared at this point, which brought about the writing of the school song, 
"Stand Up for Carver, " words by Robert E. Mackey and music by Professor Samuel A. Moore. 
Now the news had to be circulated. Thus was marked the birth of the "Carver Chronicle, " a 
quarterly newspaper. Here also was introduced the "Buck. " the ever popular Carver Yearbook. 
The ladies decided to do their bit for their <;ociety, so they organized a club known as "The 
Doe's" to further their aims and projects, mainly to better school spirit. 

In the spring our spirits rose as the weather broke. Our May Day festival was a gala event 
as has ever been seen. Miss Martha McClinton was crowned May Queen for selling the Highest 
number of votes. This festivity portrayed thanksgiving of the past year and hope for the new. 
The school prom was a prelude of the climax of our first year of progress. The final episode 
was the election of sophomore officers for the next term, thus paving the way for a lame duck 
session. They were the same as the previous year, with the exception of the President and Vice 
President. In the Student Council and Class Officers, James Weddington, President; Cnarles 
Harris, Vice President; Class Officers, George White, President; and Robert Simmons,' Vice 
President. After a quiet restftil summer, we again faced the mad rush for registration on Sep- 
tember 19, 1950. 

In the din of excitement, we lost a very competent instructor, Mrs. Marguerite Adams. For 
every loss there is a gain. Ours was Mrs. C. R. Trottie, social science instructor. The high- 
lighted activity of our first business meeting was the installation of officers, followed by weeks 
of hard work. Under the coaching of Professor K. H. Diamond, our first basketball team was 
organized . 

At the beginning of the second quarter, we lost another instructor, Mr. R. H. Jefferson,, 
whose memory we will always revere; however, we gained Mrs. Rutha M. Cocroft who imme- 
diately won a place in our hearts. Valentine Day afforded us a great outlet from study, strain and 
tenseness. It went off with a bang and cupid truly played his part. 

Well, May Day was here again and each of us had absorbed an exuberance of joy and expec- 
tation, shown with the vim and vigor that seemed to exude from our very persons. 

The feelings of joy and sorrow were clashing at this time; joy over having completed our 
requirements, and sorrow at the thought of leaving our pals and schoolmates. The very walls 
of Carver seemed to droop and sag over losing its pioneer companions; nevertheless, those two 
years were the greatest we ever knew. There is no price we can ever pay. Venimus, vidimus, 
vicimus, (we came, we saw, we conquered). Farewell, Alma Mater. 

Warren McKissick 



Cla33 Prophecy 



As I met seniors in the corridors, a sad gloomy appearance met me, naturally I in- 
quired why. In reply, I was told that this class, about to go forth into the world and real- 
izing that life is full of surprises, dangers and pitfalls, desired to know just what the future 
holds in store. My business which has been Crystal Gazing for a long time, made it only 
natural that they should ask nne to use my talent for the class's benefit. Upon their insis- 
tance, I dusted off nny crystal, and proceeded to gaze about ten years in the future. What 
I saw was astonishing and 1 hesitated to relate it. The first vision to appear was that of a 
city in France, the year 1962. My eyes followed the apparition, which led me to a beautiful 
young woman w^ho w^as head of the French Wonnen's Association. Her name was Madam 
Jean Wallace. As I gazed in amazement the vision faded. Almost as quick as a flash, 
I faced the luxurious office in the Metropolitan Building, New York City. There I beheld 
our beloved Pauline I^eake, working as a secretary to Ralph Bunche, United Nations Repre- 
sentative. This scene left nne speechless. As I pondered I could see the world's largest 
shoe factory. I stopped and decided to call on nny old classmate, Warren McKissick, 
President of the Neolite Continental Factory. As 1 entered the office, I was speechless 
again. For there as his personal secretary and lovely wife was Erving Johnson, who was 
talking on the telephone to her handsome twin sons. I wanted to congratulate thenn but be- 
fore 1 could form a word, I was walking along the corner of Hollyw^ood and Vine. I paused 
for a moment to look at the inscription on the large skyscraper. On it was this name plate -- 
"White s Laboratory and Medical Center, George White, President. " As I lowered my 
head to meet someone calling to me, I was amazed to find Lenora Vaughn and Hortense 
McRae y/ho were on the executive board at the Center. While I chattered wnth them about 
the old school days, they asked me to visit Billy Moore and Mary Cannon who are happily 
married and residing in Tulsa, Oklahoma where Mr. Moore has a business as a miner. 
The next scene showed me a street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. As 1 looked from right to 
left a sign caught my attention. There before nny eyes read "Long and Simmons Women's 
Shop. '" I saw lovely Willie Rainey and handsonne Jackson Womble modeling beach ensem- 
bles. By the tinne I regained consciousness again, I was standing before Beatty's Concert 
Hall where the famous pianist, Walter Brown was to make an appearance. There I talked to 
the owTiers, Alexander Beatty and John Ward. Douglass Evans and his concert band has 
just left. They are enroute to Hollywood where they have a five year contract wdth RCA. As 
I left the office, I picked up a copy of the Philadelphia Gazette where I read the following 
ann ounce nne nts: 

Kathleen Hughes, secretary at Robert Simmons' 
Business School, is expecting a blessed event 
in the near future. 

Aurelia Pratt is vacationing in Paris where 
she is the bride of a great French Artist. 

Once again the scene changed. I was slowly driving along Western Avenue enroute 
to Country Club Lane, Sugar Hill, Los Angeles to visit nny old pal Kenneth Norton when I 
felt a quick breeze. I turned around and saw James Thonnpson, Caruso Bell, Charles 
Harris in a Cadillac with their secretary, Annie M. Shadd. When I reached tne lane, the 
first persons I saw were Wardell Ellis and John Houston out taking a sun bath on the patio. 
It's really wonderful. Imagine my surprise when I looked up and saw Odell Hoover, Char- 
les Praylor and Jannes Weddington who are all employed by 20th Century Fox. The spell 
broke and I was suddenly surrounded by darkness. I awakened and wondered if it is better 
for a person to remain totally ignorant of the future. The belief still remains that where 
ignorance is bliss, 'tis folly to be wise. 



J^aAt Will and ZJedtament 



state of North Carolina 
County of Mecklenburg 
City of Charlotte 



of the 

CARVER COLLEGE GRADUATING 

CLASS of 1951 

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: 

We, the class of 1951, while still being of sound mind and body, hereby declare this to be 
our last will and testament. 

To our Director, the administrative staff and the various faculty members, we bequeath our 
undying gratitude and appreciation for their devotion to education, their patience and genuine 
paternal-like personal interest in our welfare. 

To the entire body of lower-classmen we leave a long record of achievements to be emulated. 

Aurelia Pratt wills to Dorothy M. Gabriel, her English Literature book with the hope that 
she will succeed in becoming a master of English Literature. 

Alexander Beatty wills to Jessie Wise his business ability. 

Pauline Leake wills her modest charm to Lois Norton. 

Warren McKissick wills his ability to say the right thing at the proper time to Zola Mae 
Garrett. 

Charles Harris wills his shorthand book to Luella Ross with the hope that she succeeds in 
taking dictation and transcribing accurately. 

Warden Ellis wills to Leon Orr his accounting ability. 

Erving Johnson wills to Grace Henderson her sincere hope for success at Carver. 

James Thompson wills to Willie M. Rainey his ability to understand. 

Mae L. Vaughn wills her modesty to Elizabeth McCuUough. 

Odell Hoover wills to Robert Richmond his love for Carver. 

John Houston wills to James Phifer his ability to succeed in accounting. 

Douglas Evans wills to Connie Patton his dignity and understanding. 

Lillian R. Walker wills to Alice King her ability to be more on the quiet and sociable side 
of life. 

Jean I. Wallace wills to Grace Henderson her accounting seat. 

Kenneth W. Norton wills to Clarence Bellamy his tracks through the dust of the door to the 
accounting laboratory with the hope that those tracks will be steps of future success. 

Coleman Blakeney wills to Wilbur Stinson "the privilege" of getting all of the knowledge and 
all of the understanding that Carver can offer. 

James R. Weddington wills to Carrie McCullough his ability to make friends. 

George R. White wills to Margaret Cooper his blend of elevated thoughts, that she may be 
victorious in all her earthly problems. 

Juanita Long wills to Edith Hill her pleasing personality and typing ability. 

Caruso Bell wills to Doris Bell his sincere hope for her success in all undertakings. 

Estell McRae wills to Laura Caldwell her ability to govern herself and not be persuaded by 
the governing powers of others so easily. 

Julia Simmons wills to Alice Means her lady-like ways and charming personality. 

Jackson Womble wills to Elmo Quinn his ability to be prompt. 

Annie M. Shadd wills to Eugene Randolph her ability to study, 

Charles Praylor will his artistic ability to John Hunter. 

Mary Cannon wills her benign manner to Floyd Briscoe. 

Charles McKee wills his quietness to Thomas McGee. 

Eugene Sanders wills his speaking ability to "Pop" Brown. 

Robert Simmons wills to Robert Harrison his accounting set. 

Anita L. Shropshire wills to Beulah Owens her wittiness. 

John Ward wills all freshmen success and happiness in the future at Carver. 

In witness whereof, we, the class of 1951, have set our hand and seal unto this, our last will 
and testament this Eleventh day of June, Anno Domini, One Thousand Nine Hundred Fifty-one. 

Kenneth W. Norton 



Super la lived 




.biti'= 











"Most Carefree" 

PRAYLOR, CANNON, HUNTER 

SIMMONS AND SANDERS 



Superlatives 












"Most Artistic " 

JEAN I. WALLACE 

CHARLES R. PRAYLOR 



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White 







''Best Dressed" 

DOUGLAS EVANS 

MARY CANNON 



Superlatived 












''Most Dramatic" 
PAULINE LEAKE 
GEORGE WHITE 



THE CREW MEMBERS 
Jredkmen 



J. W. ALEXANDER 

Major: Business 
Administration 



RAY ARDREY 

Major: Business 
Administration 



THOMAS BAILEY 

Major: Business 
Administration 



CLARENCE H. BELLAMY 

Major: Business 
Administration 




DORIS J. BELL 
Major: Pre-Medicine 



L. L. BLAKENEY 

Major: Business 
Administration 



CLAUDE BOYD 

Major: Business 
Administration 



THOMAS BRYANT, JR. 

Major: Business 
Administration 



JreAn 



men 



LEWIS E. CLAWSON 
Major; Liberal Arts 



MARGARET COOPER 
Major; General Business 



WILLIAM CRAWFORD 

Major: Business 
Administration 



PERCY FOXX 

Major: Liberal 
Arts 




DOROTHY GABRIEL 
Major; Liberal Arts 



JAMES W. GAITHER 

Major: Pre- 
Engineering 



ZOLA GARRETT 
Major: English 



ELIZABETH GILLIARD 

Major : General 
Business 



JreAn 



men 



WILLIAM GRIER 

Major: Business 
Administration 



COLUMBUS HAMMONDS 

Major: Business 
Administration 



ROBERT HARRISON 
Major: Pre -Medicine 



GRACIE HENDERSON 
Major: General Business 




EDITH HILL 

Major: General Business 



JOHN HUNTER 

Major: Business 
Administration 



WRIGHT HUNTER, JR. 
Major: Pre-Medicine 



ALICE KING 

Major; Liberal Arts 



^redk. 



men 



WILBERT LISTON 
Major; Liberal Arts 



HAZEL LOVE 

Major: Business 
Administration 



ALICE MEANS 

Major: General Business 



CARRIE McCULLOUGH 
Major: General Business 




ELIZABETH McCULLOUGH 
Major: General Business 



TURNBO McEACHIN 
Major: Pre-Medicine 



THOMAS McGEE 

Major: Business 
Administration 



HAZIL B. McMANUS 
Major: Pre -Law 



JreAn 



men 



CHARLES McRAE 

Major: Liberal Arts 



LEON NORTH, JR. 

Major: Business 
Administration 



LEON ORR 

Major: Business 
Adnnini strati on 



BEULAH W. OWENS 
Major: General Business 




THOMAS PARKS 

Major: Business 
Adn:iinistration 



CONNIE PATTON 

Major: Business 
Adn:iini strati on 



JAMES PHIFER 

Major: Business 
Administration 



GRACIE PEGUES 
Major; General Busines 



Jredh 



men 



EUGENE RANDOLPH 

Major: Business 
Administration 



ROBERT RICHMOND 

Major : Business 
Administration 



JOHN H. RUSSELL 

Major : Business 
Administration 



LOUELLA ROSS 

Major: General Business 




EDNA SPEARS 

Major: General 
Business 



LEONARD SPENCER 

Major: Business 
Administration 



JAMES E. STEVENSON 
Major: Liberal Arts 



EDWARD SIMS 

Major: Liberal 
Arts 



Jredh 



men 



WILBUR STINSON 
Major: Liberal Arts 



JAMES STITT 

Major: Business 
Administration 



LILLIAN WALLS 
Major; Pre -Medicine 



RUBEN WARE 

Major: Business 
Admini st r ati on 




JAMES WILUAM 
Major: Liberal Arts 



JONES WILLIAMS 

Major: Liberal 
Arts 



WILLIAM WILSON, JR. 

Major: Business 
Admini strati on 



JESSE WISE 

Major; Business 
Administration 



3redk 



men 



JESSE BOST 

Major: Liberal 
Arts 



FLOYD BRISCO 

Major: Business 
Administration 



LAURA CALDWELL 
Major: Liberal Arts 



URAL COVINGTON 

Major; Liberal 
Arts 




WILLIAM JOHNSON 



Major: Liberal 
Arts 



ARTHUR P. LYNCH 

Major: Business 
Administration 



RUDOLPH NEELY 

Major: Business 
Administration 



Jredkman Cla33 OfflcerJ 




Left to right: Mrs. Cecilia Trottie, Advisor. Mr. Wilbur Stinson, Treasurer, Mrs. 
Lillian Walls and Mr. Leonard Spencer, Co-Chairman of the Social Activity Committee, 
Miss Carrie McCullough, Assistant Secretary, Mr. Clarence Bellamy, President, Miss 
Laura Caldwell. Secretary, and Mr. Floyd Briscoe, Vice-President. 



To the Senior Class: 

Congratulations! It has been an honor emd a pleasure to follow in your footsteps and 
carry on the great task of making Carver a reality. We are proud to have known you and 
happy that we have grafted from you the spirit of perserverance. Our association with you 
has been most blissful and beneficial. From your torch we have received a light that will 
guide us to a better understanding; your flaming spirit of ambition has been kindled in our 
hearts. May Dame Fortune smile pleasantly upon all of you and may all your dreams be- 
come realities. 

I am sure that my fellow classmates possess the same determined spirit as I. We 
will not falter in our purpose. We will cherish the thoughts of your splendid achievements 
and strive to make our acconnplishments equal yours. 



GOOD LUCK AND GODSPEED! 



Clarence H. Bellamy 
President, Freshnaan Class 



cAcademlc 




THE HONOR SOCIETY 



The aims of the Honor Society are the promotion of scholarship, the encouragement 
of a high standard of character, and the recognition of high attainment in related fields. 
Only those students maintaining "A" or "B " averages are eligible for participation. 
Members are, from left to right: Robert Richmond, Charles R. Praylor, Lillian Walker, 
James L. Thompson, Lillian Walls, Gracie Hende r son. Willie L. Rainey, Mae Lenora 
Vaughn, Aurelia Pratt, Wilbur O. Stinson, James Weddington, Thomas Cuthbertson, 
George R. White, Robert Simmons, Hazil B. McManus and C larence H. Bellamy. 



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CLASS IN TYPING 

Under the direction of Mr. Edward J, High, this terminal, two-year course leads 
to the Associate of Arts degree in General Business. 




CLASS IN SHORTHAND 



Mrs, La-ura M. Booten dictates while her enthusiastic students take notes verbatim. As 
a result of this course the student will know or be able to have a broader shorthand vocab- 
ulary through the introduction of varied dictation matter. 



DECK ACTIVITIES 





Jrappy. Motoring. cAt Carver 

Mrs. Goldwyn F. Moore proudly accepts her driving license after successfully completing 
her instructions under the guidance of Mr. Arthur Wilson. 



Student Council 




student participation in the direction of student affairs is strongly encouraged at 
Carver College. The Student Council is the representative policy-making and advisory 
body for students at Carver. General elections are held in May of each year. 

Members of the Council are: Left to right. Aurelia Pratt, Miss Penny Perry. Advisor, 
Mae Lenora Vaughn, Estelle McRae, Erving Johnson, Matthew Sigler, Lillian Walker , 
Walter Brown, Back Row; James Weddington, Pre sident and Jackson Womble. 



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THE BUCK STAFF 

Under the guidance of Mrs. Rutha M. Cocroft, English instructor, the Yearbook staff 
meets to clear up editorial, art, and business complications that naturally grow out of 
the publication of a school Annual. Annie M. Shadd has called her staff together for last 
minute check-ups. Beside Editor-in-Chief Shadd, (seated at left) are Clarence H. Bellamy, 
Robert Simmons, George White, Inez Wallace, Kenneth W. Norton, Wilbur O. Stinson, 
Charles R. Praylor, Warren McKissick, Lillian Walls and Leonard Spencer. 



J^ewApaper Staf( 




THE CARVER CHRONICLE STAFF 

The official student publication of Carver is the Carver Chronicle. The Chronicle has 
enjoyed an interesting and prosperous career. This prestige and prosperity culminated in 
the independent and capable editorship of Mae Lenova Vaughn and her staff Mrs. Rutha 
M. Cocroft is the faculty advisor. The Chronicle is ever seeking to mirror in clarity, 
express in sincerity, the will and attitude of the student body it is entrusted to serve. 



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OUR LOVELY SONGTRESS 



CARVER *S ACE CROONER 



Carver's lovely Gloria Jones de- 
lightfully warbles one of her favorite 
arias at one of Carver's festivals. 



Heaits flutter and co-eds swoon as 
suave Robert Richmond, Carver's 
answer to Robert Merrill, softly 
chants a fanniliar air. 



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THE DRAMATIC GUILD 

The Dramatic Guild organized under the guidance of Mrs. Rutha Cocroft, faculty- 
advisor, is an organization composed of those students interested in the study and presen- 
tation of drama. Any student may become a member of the Guild by passing the try-outs 
held each quarter. 



Play. 




"PERILS OF PAULINE" 

Pauline Leake and Matthew Sigler capably display their dramatic ability in one of Carver's 
dramatic presentations. Defiant Sigler stubbornly ignores Pauline's pleas for forgiveness 
and reconciliation. 



Carver^A Speecn Choir 




"The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want, 

These words of the Twenty-third Psalm dance lightly and harmoniously from the 
lips of the speech choir, who are also members of the Public Speaking Class. The Choir 
is composed of three Sopranos, three Altos, three Tenors and three Basses. Under the 
guidance of Mr. Richard H. Jefferson, these voices were blended into one harmonious 
aria. 



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LONG LIVE QUEEN MARTHA I 

Queen Martha's lovely ladie s -in- waiting daintily curtsey in humble adoration to their 
beautiful queen. Left to Right: Erving Johnson, Pauline Leake, Queen Martha 1, EsteUe 
McRae, Mary Cannon. 




CARVER'S MAY FESTIVAL 



The ladies - 



in-waiting and courtiers of the May Court smile approvingly as the newly 
crowned King and Queen reign majestically over Carver's gay May Festival. 
Left to right, Erving Johnson, Warren McKissick, Pauline Leake, James Weddington, 
King-- Kenneth Norton, Queen-- Martha McClinton, George White, Estelle McRae, Williarrl 
Moore, and Mary Cannon. 



Shipping. JSew Crew OlficerJ 




Doctor J. S. Nathaniel Tross delivers a stirring and uplifting address at the second in- 
augural program for Carver officers. Seated left to right are Clarence Bellamy, Fresh- 
man Class President, George White, Sophomore Class President, Kenneth Norton, Master 
of Ceremonies, Attorney Thomas Wyche, who administered the oath. Reverend Coleman 
Kerry of Friendship Baptist Church who gave the benediction, and James R. Weddington, 
President of the Student Council. 



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THE CARVER COLLEGE DOES 

The Does through their functions and activities tend to practice the policy of demo- 
cracy, self expression, cooperation and participation. Realizing the increasing complexity 
of the purpose of cultivating ethical standards among college students, keeping alive the 
interest in college life, and the progressive movements emanating therefrom, the Does 
organized with the avowed purposes of improving the social status of Carver students, and 
raising moral standards. Officers: President, Aurelia Pratt; Vice-President, Estell 
McRae, Mr. Edward J. High, Advisor. 



Club 




THE CARVETS OF CARVER COLLEGE 



The Carvets of Carver College have worked assidiously toward bringing a better under- 
standing, both socially and intellectually, among the students at Carver and the citizens of 
Charlotte. Consisting of veterans of the last war, this group has been instrumental in 
perpetuating the ideals of Carver. The officers for the year 1950-51 are as follows: James 
R. Weddington, President; Robert Richmond, Vice-president; George R. White, Secretary; 
William Grier, Assistant Secretary; Jackson Womble, Treasurer. 



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SportJ 



Sadlcetball 



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BASKETBALL AT CARVER 

The first basketball team was organized under the direction of Pilot Kenneth Diamond. 
This is a big step forward in the organizing of athletics at Carver. 



JOURNEY'S END 



cptlnta jUater 



Words by Music by 

Robert Mackey Samuel A. M 



Stand up for Carver, brave and true 
Our loyalty we pledge to you. 
When we are gone, so far to roam, 
We'll think of Carver as our home. 

CHORUS 

C-A-R-V-E-R 

Lift your voices in a cheer, 

C-A-R-V-E-R 

Our Alma Mater dear. 



Stand up, stand up, maroon and white 
Thy banners shine throughout the night. 
Thy voices ring sweet and loud and clear. 
Stand up for Carver, true and dear. 



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OAKLAWN 

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Barber Shop 919 Oaklawn Avenue 

1103 Oaklawn Avenue Cleaners 

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Compliments of 
ALEXANDER FUNERAL HOME 

323 South Brevard Street 

Phone 3-1167 
Charlotte North Carolina 


WHITE'S GROCERY 

Fresh Meats and Vegetables 

1129 Oaklawn Avenue 

Telephone 2-2015 

E. A. White, Proprietor 


QUEEN CITY PHARMACY 

"Come in to see us today" 

Prescriptions Fountain Service 

Phone 4-0739 
422 E. Second St. 


IDEAL RADIO REPAIR & 

RECORD SHOP 

Radio Repair and Records 

Hazel Pettice 

Phone 3-0692 

1623 Austin Ave. 


Compliments of 
DR. and MRS. ROY S. WYNN 

Charlotte North Carolina 


GREENLEY'S GARAGE 

We Repair Autos and Radios 

24 Hour Wrecker Service 

901 Forest St. 

Tel. 4-5067 

Charlotte North Carolina 


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Charlotte North Carolina 


Compliments of 

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Delta Sigma Theta Sorority 


PLATTS CLEANERS & DYERS 
816 Forest St. Phone 4-9465 

Branch No. I 

Phone 5-9152 

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Bus. Phone 5-9516 Res. 3-9809 

Mrs. C. F. Davis, Manager 

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Phone 4-9967 Night 6-1108 
Lewis E. Clawson, Prop. 
1101 Oaklawn Ave. 
Charlotte North Carolina 


UNITED MUTUAL BURIAL 
ASS'N. INC. 
McEwen Office 
507 East Trade Street 

Charlotte North Carolina 


THE INDEPENDENCE MUTUAL 

INSURANCE CO. 

McEwen Office 

507 East Trade Street 

Charlotte North Carolina 


RODMAN'S CAFE 

Specializes In Home Cooked Food 
Tel. 9762 
1020 Spring St. 
Mrs. Louise Rodman, Prop. 


THE OAKLAWN TAVERN 

Good Home Cooked Food 

Ballantine On Tap 

Romeo Alexander, Proprietor 

Phone 5-9361 

1131 Oaklawn Ave. 


CAT'S PLACE 

Mrs. Catherine Broomfield, Prop. 
Sandwiches Beer 
Phone 3-5839 
1505 Pharr St. 


MARIANNA BEAUTY SHOP 

Phone 4-0389 

304 W. Hill St. 

Mrs. Margaret Davis 

Mrs. Anna Wilkins, Props. 


Compliments of 
"Genial Gene, " Ye Old Swingmaster 

and 

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REPAIR SHOP 

Phone 5-9536 421 E. Second St. 

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Phone 9196 
1031 North Graham Street 
Charlotte North Carolina 


Compliments of 
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Business Administration 


LONG AND AERY FUNERAL HOME 
907 Forest Street Phone 4-3169 

Ambulance Service 

Notary Public 
Charlotte North Carolina 



Office 3-1846 Res. 4-4909 
PEOPLES FUNERAL HOME 

1519 North Johnson Street 

Ambulance Service 2-4917 


In Charlotte 
All Negroes Read 

THE CHARLOTTE POST 

J. S. Nathaniel Tross, Editor 


Congratulations 
Carver College 

DR. GEORGE A. LOWE 

Charlotte North Carolina 


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Phone 4-0548 1417 Oaklawn Ave. 

City Wide Pickup and Delivery 

Try out New Moth Proof Process 

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Fourth and Graham Street 


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Fred L. Johnson, Prop. 

OaklawTi Avenue 


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South Mint Street 

Charlotte North Carolina 


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100 South Tryon Street 

Charlotte North Carolina 


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250 Columbia Street 

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DOUBLE OAKS APARTMENT 

Consisting of 684 Units 

Vinton Caldwell, Cashier 
Fred Alexander, Manager 


LINCOLN THEATRE 

AND 

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H. H. Plater, Supervisor 
J. Weddington, Manager 



Compliments of 

SAMUEL AARON MOORE 
French 


Compliments of 

THE CAR-VETS 

of 

Carver City College 

James R. Weddington, President 


Compliments of 
JOHN A. DAVIS 

Physics 


MARTHA TONSORIAL PARLOR 

All expert barbers 
509 East Second Street 

Martha McClinton, Proprietor 


Compliments of 
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THE SENTIMENTAL GRILL 
of 
1404 Beatties Ford Road 


Biology 


"Come by for a treat and 

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Alexander Beatty, Prop. 


Compliments of 

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Charlotte North Carolina 


Compliments of 

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Charlotte North Carolina 


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Charlotte North Carolina 


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334 Beatties Ford Road 

Specializing in Steaks, Chops, SesLfoods 

Efficient Fountain Service 

Public and Private Dining Rooms 

H. E. Cocroft, Prop. Phone 5-9559 



Congratulations to 
Carver College Second Years' Class 

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1331 South Mint St. Salesman 

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WE, THE STUDENTS OF CARVER JUNIOR COLLEGE 

WISH TO TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO THANK 

OUR ADVERTISERS WITH WHOSE COOPERATION 

THIS PUBLICATION WAS POSSIBLE